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Thai Soccer team trapped (www.nbcnews.com photo)

‘Good news’ expected in Thai cave rescue mission

Rescue workers dived deep inside a flooded Thai cave for a second straight day Monday in a treacherous bid to save a group of young footballers, with the mission chief promising more “good news” after four of the 13 were saved.

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Why include robotics in PH school curriculum

The use of computers and robots is becoming more prevalent in societies worldwide. More schools are integrating basic robotics and programming concepts in their lessons and curricula.

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Ten killed, 73 injured in Turkey train derailment

Ten people were killed and 73 injured on Sunday when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, sate-run TRT Haber television said, quoting the health ministry.

A road is damaged by flood water following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday. (Shohei Miyano/Kyodo News via AP)

Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead.

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4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation

Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The head of the operation said it was going “better than expected.”

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Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians.

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Twitter rooting out fake accounts at record rate

Twitter has been suspending more than one million fake and dubious accounts per day, according to The Washington Post, in an aggressive bid to stem the flow of false information.

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38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan

Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously and 47 were missing.

Carmelo Anthony (photo from Sportingnews.com)

NBA: OKC, Melo parting before start of regular season

Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder will part ways before next NBA season begins, ESPN reported Friday, saying the move could save the Thunder more than $100 million.

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NBA: Parker leaves Spurs for Hornets

Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker is leaving the San Antonio Spurs after 17 seasons, the French guard agreeing to a two-year deal with Charlotte worth $10 million according to multiple reports Friday.